Many people today have been developed emotionally and mentally for an era that no longer really exists. This has created a critical soft-skills gap between current workforce ability and business requirements today. In this course participants learn to ‘readapt’ their soft skills so that they are aligned with a thriving 21st century business. They are also given a simple framework from which to continue the self-development so that the training instigates sustainable change.

Through a mixture of tried and tested experiential and didactic learning techniques applied to the data science setting, participants develop the following skills relevant to innovative data scientists in the 21st century: creativity, a beginner’s mind, global citizenship, efficient communication, compassion, resilience, self-leadership, critical thinking, empathy, emergence/adaptability, self-awareness, and self-regulation. Equally, a deep appreciation for cultural, intellectual and gender diversity is gained.

Deep Awareness Training

Participants also learn the art of ‘willpower mindfulness’ – the most overlooked but significant soft skill. Through deep awareness training students learn how to notice very subtle internal signals in order to build their ability to monitor, manage and enhance their will and focus. This results in less buy-in to drama and workplace toxicity, better conflict resolution and negotiation skills, while also boosting morale and positivity.

This course is a stand-alone course which also forms part of AlphaZetta’s leadership curriculum. Our goal is to optimise the talent of each and every participant in order to achieve the most efficient use of their skill-set and character strengths.

Course Outline

  • Highly-efficient Consulting Skills
    • Understanding barriers to communication
    • Developing active listening skills
    • Willpower mindfulness
  • Building resilience through self-understanding
  • Meta-skills needed for the 21st century
  • Innovation thinking
  • Self-Leadership: Using a map to understand and harmonize one’s psychology
  • Application of soft skills in the data science setting.


Face to face public courses: early bird pricing is available until 2 weeks prior. Group discounts: 5% for 2–4 people, 10% for 5–6 people, 15% for 7–8 people, and 20% for 9 or more people. Discounts are calculated during checkout.

Online public courses: available at a 25% off the face-to-face courses as a special introductory price. to groups or to individuals who want to follow a curriculum program and attend multiple courses:

  • 2-4 courses/attendees 10% off
  • 5+ courses/attendees 20% off

Hurry as bookings will close 1 week before each course. Group discounts are calculated during checkout on individual courses. Individuals can book multiple courses at a discount – please enquire.

Course Booking Terms and Conditions

Additional Information – Leadership and Resilience Skills for Data Professionals

Data analysis professionals with quantitative backgrounds – data scientists, BI professionals and data engineers.
  • Understand the language of soft-skill concepts in an analytical way
  • Decipher the intangibles of emotional intelligence
  • Learn a framework for building self-awareness and resilience
  • Combine these elements to enable better conscious communication, enabling outstanding analyses.
Duration2 days
Course Author & TrainerKatrina Loukas
Delivery MethodIn-person at AlphaZetta Academy locations or on-premise for corporate groups

Meals and refreshments

Catered morning tea and lunch are provided on both days of the course. Please notify us at least a week ahead if you have any special dietary requirements.


Use to email us any questions about the course, including requests for more detail, or for specific content you would like to see covered, or queries regarding prerequisites and suitability.

If you would like to attend but for any reason cannot, please also let us know.


Course material may vary from advertised due to demands and learning pace of attendees. Additional material may be presented, along with or in place of advertised.

Cancellations and refunds

You can get a full refund if you cancel 14 days or more before the course starts. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 14 days before the course starts.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What do I need to bring?

All you need to bring to this life-changing experience is your pre-prepared 3-5 minute work-related presentation, and an open mind. We’ll give you everything else you need on the day!

Do I need to bring my own computer?

You are welcome to bring your own laptop or PC if you want to take notes, however it is not required. You can bring your presentation on a USB stick.


Mark, Sydney, Australia

Scheduled Public Courses

Meet your trainer Katrina Loukas

Data Scientist and Psychologist

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Private and Corporate Training

In addition to our public seminars, workshops and courses, AlphaZetta Academy can provide this training for your organisation in a private setting at your location or ours, or online. Please enquire to discuss your needs.

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